IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH
Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass
Young Adults (18 -29 years) meet in Theatrette from 6:00pm
|Baptisms||Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.|
|1st Fridays||7:00pm to approx. 8:30pm starting with Mass|
|Healing Mass||1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.|
|3rd Sunday||5:00pm Youth Mass|
7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass
7:30pm to 9:00pm RCIA in Theatrette
FINAL PLANNING MEETING FOR MULTICULTURAL MASS
Please note that the final planning meeting for the Multicultural Mass will be held on Saturday, 12th October 2019 at 10:00am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are welcome to attend. The Multicultural Mass will be held at 10:3am on Sunday 27 October. All parishioners are invited to attend this important date in our parish.
BIBLE STUDY THIS WEEK OCTOBER 8TH AT 7:00PM
Continues on October 8 at 7:00pm in the Theatrette at St. Peters. We are at the Gospel of Mark (Ch 13). All are welcome. Enquiries message 0426071375
LIFE, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY SUNDAY 13th OCTOBER
Father will be giving a special blessing to all pregnant mothers and their unborn babies at the conclusion of all weekend Masses on the 12th/13th October.
"UNPLANNED" DVD is available at the Piety Store $15. Autobiographical story of Abby Johnson's conversion from abortion worker to pro-life crusader.
Columban and Divine Mercy Calendars are now available at $9 each. Pocket Calendars $7.
The Rite of Acceptance into the order of Catechumens is the first step an enquirer into the Catholic faith makes in preparation for receiving baptism next Easter. On Sunday 6 October at the 10:30am mass, Natalie Turner will be accepted as a Catechumen by Fr. Vincent. Let us welcome Natalie into our church congregation.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Amy Smith who is to be baptised this weekend. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that this child will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.
Fr. Vincent will be away on annual leave from 7th to 17th October. During this time Fr. Frank Buhagiar and Fr. Eugene San will celebrate weekend and weekday Masses. Please make them welcome. There will be a Communion Service only on Monday, 7 October at 8:30am and Wednesday 9 October at 8:30am. Please note the 7:00pm Mass and Novena will be held on Wednesday 9 October.
WORLD WIDE GLOBAL ROSARY
In Oct 2018 the world prayed the Rosary in 56 countries on 6 continents, including Australia, ‘united’ as a Global Rosary, publicly praying for our country and the world. This World Wide Global Rosary will again be prayed for world peace, penance and reparation for the WORLD next weekend on the feast of Our Lady of Fatima. Our Parish will join the Global Rosary which will be recited before all weekend Masses – at 5.40pm on Saturday 12 October, and at 8.10am, 10.10am and 4.40pm on Sunday 13 October.
PARISH MISSION PROGRAM – SEASON OF LENT 2020
Saturday 14 – Friday 20 March 2020. Our parish is planning a Parish Mission Program during the Season of Lent 2020 starting on Saturday 14th until Friday 20th March. The facilitator is Fr Ray Sanchez, a Passionist from St Mary’s Retreat Community, Queensland. Fr Ray has conducted several Parish Mission Programs overseas as well as all over Australia. The overall aim of the Mission Program is twofold.
- To assist in the individual faith education and renewal of parishioners.
- To assist in highlighting the emphasis on the Church as ‘Community’ and help promote this spirit at our Parish.
He will preach and celebrate at all weekend Masses and Monday to Friday 2 sessions, 10am – 12pm and repeated in the evening 7:30-9:30pm
The Mission Program will include some home gatherings or group meetings for parishioners to share their own faith stories a week or two prior to mission week. More information will be available in the bulletin in coming months. Our parish school are also very happy to participate. Fr Ray has already given an outline of topics he will cover catering for the different levels of the school.
Let us all embrace this Parish Mission Program, an opportunity to increase our faith to encounter Our Lord Jesus. We request your prayerful support and cooperation for this Parish Mission to be a success.
Fr. Vincent John & Dcn. Charles.
COMMUNITY FILM AND DISCUSSION
There will be a film and panel discussion on gambling addiction and gambling harm in local communities on Saturday 12 October from 2 to 4pm at Encore Events Centre, Hoppers Crossing. Please register at
www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/youcantaskthat and advise of dietary requirements. More details on the notice board.
ROSARY PRAYER MEETING
To celebrate the Month of Mission and Mary, St Peters Young Adults will hold rosary prayer meetings. This is a great opportunity to support the youth group and encourage your family and children to grow through prayer. If you would like the Young Adults to visit your house please register your interest by calling 0470445684 or at www.facebook.com/spyoungadults. Sign up sheets will be available in the church foyer.
The Young Adults are hosting a Bingo night on Oct 12 at 7:15pm. Entry fee is $5 which includes 2 bingo cards and a snack with prizes up for grabs! Come along to support the youth and parish community. For more information visit www.facebook.com/spyoungadults. See you all there!
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME STARTS 6TH OCTOBER 2019
When local standard time is about to reach 2:00am on Sunday, 6th October 2019, clocks are turned forward 1 hour to 3:00am, Sunday, 6th October 2019.
THE EXTRAORDINARY MISSIONARY MONTH - OCTOBER 2019
In 2019, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Pope Benedict XV's Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud, Pope Francis announced that October will be an Extraordinary Missionary Month. In response to this invitation, the Extraordinary Missionary Month is an opportunity for reflection, prayer and support for the missionary efforts of individuals, communities and the whole Church. Several events organised for the month of October are listed below. All details can be found on the flyer displayed in the hall or see website catholicmission.org.au.
Saturday 12 Oct – A Time to Experience at NGV International, 180 St. Kilda Road
Thursday 17 October – A Time to Discern at Cardinal Knox Centre, East Melbourne
Sunday 20 October – A Time to Celebrate (World Mission Day Mass) at all Parishes
Wednesday 23 October – A Time to Pray (Children's Mission Mass) at St. Patrick's Cathedral, East Melbourne.
Thursday 24 October – A Time to Pray (Six30 Holy Hour) at Star of the Sea Church, West Melbourne.
We pray for Satish Bangera, Barbara Brown, Maureen Morgan, Helen Lewis, Moya Bettis and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Raymond Frank Butler, Frank Davidson, Carmelo Ravaneschi, Jose Austria Sr., Gnanavalan & Maria Carvalho, Robert Wells, Thomas Smith, William Milroy, Teklu Ayam, Rosaleen McKenna and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Vince Jones, Jean Cameron, Glenna Pereira, Ellen Everett, Godwin Arandez, Maria D’Andrea, Michael Sterpin, Mahen Jacob, Lorna Siriwardena, Gerard Biggs, Andrea Clayburn, Marcelo Arenas, Amelia Pamparo, Liza Medina, Alva Duran, Bill & Rosemary Fairney, Gordon Newman, Bianca McKitterick, Leo Mellawa, Baby Elera, Raylene Johnson and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters – 13 Oct 19
|Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson|
Readers – 12/13 Oct 19
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 12/13 Oct 19
|6:00pm||M. Maple / G. Surrao / N. Golaw / J. Tramontana|
|8:30am||K. English / S. Vaz / E. Stowers / M. Nelthropp|
|10:30am||F. Caruana / S. Colla / S. DiBenedetto / E. Mills|
|5:00pm||C. Skinner / D&M Etiennette / Volunteer|
Music Ministry – 12/13 Oct 19
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|
|5:00pm||Shepherds of Christ|